Boko Haram kills 8, Bombs Bridge in Yobe

8 people were killed and a very major bridge destroyed after suspected members of the Boko Haram sect last night July 28th launched an attack in Katarko town in Yobe State. Katarko is about 22km South of Damaturu, the state capital and is said to be close to the dreaded Sambisa forest.

According to reports, the sect members arrived the village at about 7.30pm in motorbikes and operated unhindered till 2.00am. The men had unsuccessful attacked a military base in the town before moving into residential area.

“They stormed our village with
some vehicles and many
motorcycles, shooting and
chanting Allahu Akbar (God is
Great). The soldiers in Katarko
had to flee after seeing the large
number of the attackers. After
attacking the village and killing
about eight persons and injuring
some others, we later heard a
thunderous explosion at the
location of the bridge; we all fled
into the bush. But in the morning,
we later found out that the bridge
had been destroyed with bombs”,
said Mr. Lawan, a resident of the
village said



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